--After a rain delay of more than an hour, the Rangers game at Baltimore Friday was postponed without the starting pitchers ever warming up. As a result, the Rangers will go with RHP Colby Lewis in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader Saturday that begins at 4:30 p.m. ET. Lewis had been scheduled to start on Friday. LHP Matt Harrison, Saturday's scheduled starter, will pitch the second game. The Rangers will need a starter for Wednesday's series finale at Detroit. That could fall to RHP Dave Bush, the only Ranger who hasn't appeared this season.
--RHP Manny Corpas, Colorado's primary closer during its run to the World Series in 2007, signed a minor league deal with the Rangers Friday. Corpas, however, isn't likely to pay any dividends this year. Corpas, 28, underwent Tommy John surgery last September and isn't likely to pitch at all this year. He was 4-2 with 19 saves in 22 attempts and a 2.08 ERA for the Rockies in 2007. He followed it up with five saves in six attempts in 10.1 innings in the playoffs. He has since slid backward and fell out of the closer role the next year.
--RHP Ramon Aguero joins Texas from the Pittsburgh Pirates on a waiver claim. Aguero, 26, missed most of last year with right elbow tendinitis and didn't pitch much during the spring because of a "muscular" issue in his lower back. Aguero spent the last five seasons (2006-10) with the Pittsburgh organization, going 11-22 with a 4.14 ERA (123 ER/267.1 IP) and seven saves in 103 career minor league games/30 starts. He has never pitched above the Class AA level. The right-hander has recorded 235 career strikeouts against 101 walks, while opponents have batted .266 (279-1048) during that stretch. He has been assigned to Class AAA Round Rock. RHP Omar Beltre, recovering from spinal surgery, has been placed on the 60-day DL to make room for Aguero on the 40-man roster.
--RHP Brandon Webb threw 64 pitches in an indoor batting cage Friday in his first throwing session since hitting three batters in a live batting practice session Monday. Webb said he felt significantly better on Friday. He will throw again Tuesday in Detroit.
--As manager Ron Washington tries to involve everybody on the roster early in the season, only three players have hit in the same spot in the lineup in all six of the Rangers games: leadoff man 2B Ian Kinsler, OF Josh Hamilton (No. 3) and cleanup hitter 3B Adrian Beltre.
BY THE NUMBERS
5 -- Teams that have reached the World Series one year and won at least six straight to start the next season. The Rangers join the 1932 New York Yankees and 2003 San Francisco Giants, which each won seven straight, and the 1985 Detroit Tigers and 1998 Cleveland Indians.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"If anyone told me something like that, they'll have an argument. I'm not in there showing anyone up. That's the way Ron Washington has been all his years in the game, and I think everybody knows that. That's why it doesn't affect anyone when I react like that. I was always (act) like that with my fellow players. That's just the way I am. And when someone does something great, I want them to understand how happy I am for it, and his teammates are very happy too. I won't stop that, and it's not a front. That's me." -- Rangers manager Ron Washington, on whether he might "tone down" his expressive and emotional reactions to plays.
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